Many homeowners avoid the carpet flooring niche because they worry it will become crushed and matted under their home's high traffic. But in reality, plenty of benefits can give you a better-looking surface and better performance for up to 20 years with professional installation.

Why choose crush resistance?

If carpeting is easily crushed, the fibers can become matted, retaining dirt and debris and harboring foul odors. Therefore, preventing crushing alone can reap excellent benefits that will serve you for many more years.

Crushing also leads to premature wear, balding, and fiber loss, which means you’ll be replacing your carpet much sooner than anticipated. If you can alleviate this worry, it's always to your advantage.

What to do to discourage crushing?

Nylon offers some degree of crush resistance, but in homes with extensive traffic levels, it may not be enough to protect the appearance and durability of your flooring. For these extreme situations, especially if you are a parent or pet owner, ask about built-in crush resistance to create durable, lasting surfaces.

Another way to add more protection against crushing is to use well-placed area rugs or runners in busy rooms with carpet flooring. These pieces help protect the surface of your floors and make them much easier to clean.

Visit our carpet store for your flooring needs

At Specialty Flooring, we offer high-quality materials and affordable rates to ensure builders and homeowners have everything necessary for the best and most successful remodel. We’ll help you revamp your home’s flooring or create surfaces that cater to all your requirements and preferences.

When you’re ready to shop, visit our showroom to speak with associates who make flooring our business. From our carpet store in Ridgeland, SC, we’ve worked with residents and business owners in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Beaufort, Ridgeland, SC, and Savannah, GA, and we look forward to helping you too.